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Vol. XIII ([covers January 1934/December 1934])

Wisconsin crop and livestock reporter. Vol. XIII, no. 2,   pp. [unnumbered]-58 PDF (2.2 MB)



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WISCONSIN
CROP AND LIVESTOCK REPORTER
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
TBureasu of Agrricultural Economics
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & MARKErS
Division of Agricultural Statistics
Federal-State Crop Reporting Service
WALTER H. EBLING, Agricultural Statistician
S. J. GILBERT, Assistant Agricultural Statistician                      G.
T. GUSTAFSON, Junior Statistician
Vol. XIII, No. 2                  State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin     
                February, 1934
IN THIS ISSUE
1934 Livestock Inventory
Milk Production
Poultry and Egg Production
Prices of Farm Products
HE INVENTORY this year in Wis-
1 consin shows the state's cattle pop-
ulation at the highest point on record,
and the number of milk cows itt the
state is larger thati it has ever libeiL
before. It is estimated that there lire
in Wisconsin  3,230,000 head of cattle
which number exceedsl the htitttwiti pop-
hlation iii the state.
Wisconsiii has more milk cows thain
any other state and this yte a  tht ituill-
ber of milk cows is lit Li new    high
point, the total being   estiniated  at
2,212,00ll head which is :'i inicreLase (to
37,000 head over tht estimate for a
year ago. The nuolter of at ilk cows
hItas increased in stit e Of the fat Ct thitL
for the past several years the niunber
of heifers iii the Stalte hLas beeni de-
Clining.  Even with fewer calves be-
ing raised the cow populatioti has con-
tinued ti, grow.  This is largely ex-
plained  by the fact that somewlhlit
fewer cows have beei so(ld or slaugh-
tered so that the inventory has grown
though the number of yoiig stock has
been falling off.
The number of yearliiig heifetr calve s
in the state kept fori in ilk (cows o5l Jtnai-
tilry I wa s * stim iteds :It 3s 7,000 heald
which is 8,000 head lehss than was es-
timated a year ago and 22,1100 hl adl
less thtait the istilllate itf twve Ylnllts
ago. The number of heifer (civl es un-
der a year of age being kept fort milk
cows isi estimiiateld at 31t2,000il heili tutu-
pared wviti 40(1I.000t helaid n yeLr ago
ant( 412.000l hItad two years ago. The
calf classes in the state's livestock
population have bte('ed ddclin lag for sev-
eral years.  This year thire atppelars
to be a small increase in the nonl-dairy
or beef type of cattle witich has bt-
come quite unimportant in the staite's
totals.
Tht' cattle populationi in Wist'nitsini is
nosy o(te per cent larger thait it x'as
a yeiir ago ant it is about 2 per ceit
over the five-year average.   In spit'
of the increase in numbers, the valuie
of the state's cattle herd is now lower
than it has been in matty years. Cattle
pricets in Wisconsin have continued to
d(elizt during the past year, and the
total farm  value of the state's ('LWttl
is now estimated at $73,836,000 which
is nearly four million dollars inder
the estimate otf a year ago.
Wisconsin's horse population reached
its high point in 1915 when the statte
had an estimated total of 752,000 head
of horses and mules. Since then the
numbers have declined constantly antI
the lowest point so far reacheil is the
estimttte for the current year when
the total number of horses and mules
in the state is placed at 514.000 head.
Inte
year
sill st
year.
of col
this h
inven
there
under
!rest lies in the fact that this  this number was 21,000 and two year
the number of colts in Wiscon-    ago it was 20,000 so that we have 4,000
hows a definite Increase over last  more colts under two years of age in
A small increase in the ntumbe   Wisconsin than we had two years ago.
Its was recorded a year ago and   The interest in horses and the tel-
Las been increased i the current  dency to begin raising a few colts is
tory  According to the estimates,  well justified by the trend in horse
are now 24,000 colts in the state  prices. Thie prices of horses have de-
two years of age. A year ago     clined less during the present depres-
NUMBER AND VALUE OF LIVESTOCK ON JANUARY 1, 1934,1933, and 1932
WISCONSIN
Class of Livestock
--As and eifr_ 2 _-_r
old and over kkpt for
milk _----
Heifers I to 2 years oht
kept for milk rows
Heifer calves hlitig saved
for milk cows ---
All other c'ih es- -
Cows and hetifers 2 yeari
old and tier not fot
milk _    ---
Heifers I tot 2 years oh
tiot for milk  -
Steers I year and over
Bulls one year and over
All Cattle   .
Horses --         -
Mules --          -
Sows aid gilts  --
Other hogs over 6 mouth
IPigs under 6 mouths _
All Swine -- -
Ewes 1 year and over
Ewe lanlDos fOr treedeItIF
Wether aitd ramI lands
Itams antd wetlicrs I ye.
,aid over      -  -
Sheep atd limbs on fecd
All Sheep --  -
Total Five Species
Number
(000 omitted)
1934
Prelim-
inary)
2 212
387
392
57
25
17
40
100
3.230
507
7
315
415
720
1.450
293
79
3
1 5
75
465
1933 _    1932
(Rsed)
Vised)
(Ke-
vised)
2,150
409
412
60
25
16
40
101
3 213
522
7
365
463
830
1 658
314
82
4
124
464      541
2 175
395
400
53
23
16
36
100
3,198
512
355
510
746
1 611
290
71
3
15
85
Farm Price'
per head
1934
Prelim-
inary)
Dollars
28.00
.
22.90
81.00
89.00
4 .40
3.40
1933
(Re-
vised)
Dollars
30.00
24.20
77.00
74 .00
4 .20
;-- -
1932
(Re-
vised)
Dollars
34 .40
77.00
74 .00
5.80
---.  -
2.50    3.20
1934
(Prelim-
inary)
Dollars
73.836
45'962
623
1---------
6 .366
1 571
128 .362
Farm Value
(000 omitted)
1933
(Re-
vised)
Dollars
77 .537
39 599
518
6 825
1 174
125 651
UNITED STATES
Cows and hieifers 2 years
milk a nd              26062 | 25 277f| 24 475   27 .09   2 .25    39.57
    2706 074 |2731 430   2968 460
Heifers I to 2 years onit
kept for milk rows  11 4.749    4 704    4.685 ll         |-     l---- ----
-----------1---------- ----------
All other cattle --------- 36,541  35,571  33 49   -- --- ------|-------
    --------- - ----      ----------
All Cattle -----------  67 .352  65.552  62 656  18.26    19.95    26 .62
 1, 231 280 1 307 641  1 .667 .843
Horses _                 11,942  12.197   12.621   66.42    53.76    53 .38
   793 .184   655 653    673.649
Mules ------------   -    4 931   5.034    5.120   81.56    60.17    60.56
    402 171    302 918    310,058
Swine including pigs_    S55976  61.320   58.988    4.16     4.21     6.13
    232,946    258.280    361 485
Sheep and lambs-      || 51 374  51 736 |53 ISS1     3.79    2.90     3.40
    194.636    150.017    180.780
Total five species-  ||        |        |        ||       |        |    
   |2.854,217 2.674.S09  3.193.815
iFarm price per head of all rattle. horses, mules, heep atid lami)s derived
by divid lug total v'ilue by total nnitber. Total
value represents surm of values lty age groups.
'Included i,, value of all cattle.
1.
I: . ,-T
.ft
1932
(Re-
vised)
Dollars
i'
110.653
40 408
518
9 630
1 .740
162 949
. . i
261 936
265,250
292,450
43.00
I- -- -
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